Buzz Bites (7/15/13): Cory Monteith Dies At Age 31; Taylor Swift + More Celebrities Mourn His Tragic Death

Cory Monteith dies at age 31, Taylor Swift + more mourn death; Beyoncé, Young Jeezy stand against Zimmerman verdict, and watch Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake perform "Holy Grail" live in today's Buzz Bites.

Cory Monteith was found dead on Saturday. He was 31.

+ “Glee” star Cory Monteith, who played the lovable Finn Hudson on the Fox series, was found dead on Saturday at a hotel in Vancouver, British Columbia. He was 31. Celebrities, from his castmates to other actors and singers, have all mourned his tragic passing. ”Speechless. And for the worst reason,” Taylor Swift tweeted. (MTV News)

+ Following the news of George Zimmerman’s not-guilty verdict in the Trayvon Martin trial on Saturday, celebrities expressed their feelings about the results. ”I’d like to have a moment of silence for Trayvon,” Beyoncé said during her set in Nashville. Also listen to Young Jeezy‘s Trayvon dedication track, ”It’s a Cold World.” (MTV News)

+ Taylor Swift brought out surprise guest Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy during her set at New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium on Saturday. See a clip of the two performing FOB’s “My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up).” (Just Jared)

+ Check out Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake performing “Holy Grail” live for the first time at Yahoo! Wireless Festival in London on Saturday. The pair embark on their “Legends Of The Summer” tour beginning Wednesday in Toronto. (Rap-Up)

+ A new Selena Gomez track has surfaced online! Check out “Sad Serenade.” Sel also recently returned to Instagram, where she posted a black-and-white dance video. (Just Jared Jr.)

+ Watch Passion Pit‘s cover of fun.‘s “Carry On.” Singer Michael Angelakos’ piano-led rendition features four female backup singers for the anthemic tune, and he also shares why he chose to take on the song in the video. (Idolator)

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